CBR1000rr tail swap

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  1. vegaquark

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    And is that a gsf400? Love that bike so much as the vfr... Lightweight, enough power, linear response... Gimmeee!
     
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    Could be, didn't get to spend too long there but they have everything.

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    Test mounted the radiator, links up nicely with the stock hoses, shouldn't be too tricky to mount it off the original oil cooler mounts, we shall see...
     
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    You better mount the forks withou springs to test fork travels!
     
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    Look what rolled into the garage today

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    91 GSXR 750 :D

    Don't worry I'll still be working on the VFR, just more slowly.

    She's off to an exhaust shop soon for a link pipe.
     
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    Hey all, still alive! Just got the bike back from the exhaust shop, all linked up now :)

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    Front Fender, headlight and brackets arrived. Bar risers also arrived but haven't got them mounted yet.

    Looks like rad clearance won't be as much of an issue as I thought. Next challenge will be the new oil cooler.
     
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    Great build!!! What was the height of the rider seat once all finished? Looked on the photos it was much higher than the stock and I got 29-30" inseem to deal with :) Really thinking on doing that CBR tail. I have done Gen 6 tail end on Gen 5 and it came out nice. But having only One can under seat saves some weight and bet that aluminum subframe is light compared to steel sub of Gen 6 VFR. Thanks.
     
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    Seat height was about the same as stock 5th gen but it's much skinnier so personally, I found it easier to flat foot.

    And yeah, heeaps lighter
     
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    Did you have to do some custom connection to the exhaust pipe to the colle tor pipe or it lined up properly?

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    I0seb New Member

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    Yeah I had a custom link pipe made up, cost me about $150 so not too bad.

    Don't use it anymore though so it's yours if you decide to do the tail swap.
     
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    Do you have the whole tail for sale? :)

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    Afraid not, shouldn't be too hard to follow along from here though ;)
     
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    How do you find single front radiator vs stock side 2 radiators temperature differences? Which ones keep bike cooler? Thanks.

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    Temps while moving are the exact same, while stationary the single radiator setup gets pretty hot as it doesn't have a fan. I suspect if it did they would perform similarly while stationary as well.
     
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    You did not put fan because you decided not to or was it a fit issue?

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    Fit issue due to the short CBR forks, would probably be able to fit a fan if you had stock front end geometry
     
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    Hey Seb,
    Wanted to thank you for inspiring me to take on similar project to yours. Hope all is well, keep up great work you do and inspiring others. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Thanks for the kind words Otta and great job on the bike, she looks fantastic!

    I've been busy with other VFR projects, been meaning to make a post here to document the work for others interested, I've done a proper front mount radiator conversion, new tail section and explored other fork swap options :D

    Got my eye on a cheap VFR1200 engine now, no idea what I'll do with it though :p

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    Thank you for posting it all up here in the forum, really helps others to know what even is possible and what fits parts wise. Liked your radiator post got me really thinking taking on the project nice brackets too. As for VFR1200 engine not sure how much difference in size compared to 800cc engine but why not swap 800 out for 1200 I bet you can figure that one out over cup of coffee or whaetever else you prefer :bruce2:
     
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    Always happy to help, like everyone here I love Honda's V4 platform and I'm happy to share what I've discovered while working on it. I should probably write up a database of front fork swap options that I've discovered, having done R1, CBR1000 and now CBR900 RSU setups.

    As for the 1200 engine I've got a couple of ideas. Sadly the frame design of a 1200 is completely different to an 800 so a swap simply isn't possible but I think it would make a very nice swap into a small, light car ;)
     
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